Fashion: Pretty in prints

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Fashion: Pretty in prints

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Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

Paris Shepherd

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Prints have made a huge comeback this year during Fashion Week 2014. Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

With the recent premiere of Fashion Week 2014, fashionistas all over have caught up with this year’s spring and summer trends. Floral, plaid, polka-dotted and striped prints have most recently made a monumental comeback in the fashion world.

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Romantic floral prints are a trendy way to add femininity and color to an outfit and have been used by many well-known designers in recent fashion collections. Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

 

 

 

Flower Power

Floral prints are nothing new to fashion, however, romantic florals happen to be trending on the runway. This pretty print is ideal for adding a fresh feel to your look and brings pieces of the garden inside. Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, and Christian Dior are a few of the designers who incorporated roses, poppies and camellias throughout their spring/summer 2014 collections.

 

 

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A sharp and sophisticated pattern for those who want to look colorful but professional is plaid. Trendy and timeless, it has resurfaced every few years, proving itself to be a classic look. Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checked Chic

It’s all about plaid for these designers: RodarteBalmain, and Ralph Lauren. All utilized checkered prints in their 2014 summer and spring collections. These black and white prints featured on the runway can also be found in a variety of colors, especially in the classic red and black plaid. This chic trend is a must for any occasion.

 

 

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Polka-dotted fabrics have made their way onto high fashion catwalks and into the clothing racks of many mainstream clothing stores. Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

 

 

 

 

 Polka dots

Reminiscent of the 1950s, this retro trend is the perfect combination of femininity and sophistication. Polka dots returned to the runway in these designers 2014 spring and summer collections; Dolce & GabbanaMoschino, and Michael Kors. These dots create fun, flirty prints that still manage to keep an air of sophistication.

 

 

 

 

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Angular, bold, and exciting, stripes are a must-have statement piece for 2014. Credit: Lucy Knowles/The Foothill Dragon Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where’s Waldo?

Almost every collection on the runway included a striped inspired ensemble, making stripes the biggest trend for Spring 2014. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and Christian Dior expertly crafted their looks using uneven stripes, bold stripes, skinny stripes and even oversized stripes. This linear trend was also mixed with other prints such as floral, thus creating depth and body contour.

 

By looking at what’s hot in the fashion world, it is safe to say that fashion trends can best be described as the art of recycling clothing from different eras. Take a look through your closet and I’m sure you will find a lot of this season’s must have looks.

 

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